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Scholarship Programs


Through the generosity of our donors, particularly those who have remembered Friends of Catholic Education in their estate planning, the organization has made a significant impact in reducing tuition costs for families by providing a variety of scholarship opportunities for students throughout Frederick, Maryland.

For general guidelines regarding scholarship application procedures for elementary and secondary schools please select the following link:

Scholarship Application Procedures

Scholarship Application Guidelines


Existing Endowed Scholarships

Please contact your individual school for an education scholarship application form. Completed applications must be received by Friends of Catholic Education by the date specified on the application form.

James and Virginia Grove Memorial Scholarship (SJRCS): $4,000

A four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) with first consideration given to any 4th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend St. John Regional Catholic School or secondly to any 8th grade Catholic student to attend Saint John's Catholic Prep. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship. Scholarship is weighted as follows: Academics - 40%; Financial Need - 60%

Jesuit Scholarship (SJCP): $4,000

A four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) with first consideration given to any 8th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend Saint John's Catholic Prep or secondly to any 4th grade Catholic student to attend St. John Regional Catholic School. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship.

Sisters of Charity Scholarship (Mother Seton School): $4,000

A four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) open to any 4th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend Mother Seton School. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship.

Sisters of Visitation Scholarship: $4,000

A four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) open to any 4th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend St. John Regional Catholic School, St Thomas More Academy, or Mother Seton School. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship.

School Sisters of Notre Dame Scholarship (SJRCS): $4,000

A four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) with first consideration given to any 4th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend St. John Regional Catholic School or secondly to any 8th grade Catholic School student to attend Saint John's Catholic Prep. Recipient should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship.

F.O.C.E. Scholarship (Open): $4,000

A four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) open to any 4th or 8th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend any Catholic school in Frederick County. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship.

Smith Memorial Scholarship (Open): $4,000

A four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) open to any 4th or 8th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend any Catholic school in Frederick County. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship.

St. Peter Claver Scholarship (SJCP): Amount Varies

A one-year scholarship open to African-American students in all grades at Saint John's Catholic Prep. Preference will be shown to students who demonstrate financial need, good character, a devotion to their faith, and strong academic effort.

St. Augustine of Hippo Scholarship: $2,000

A four-year scholarship ($500 each year) open to any 4th grade Catholic student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend St. John Regional Catholic School, St Thomas More Academy, or Mother Seton School in Frederick County. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain the scholarship.

F.O.C.E./Mount Saint Mary's Scholarship (Mount Saint Mary's University): $1,500

A one-year scholarship open to a graduating senior at Saint John's Catholic Prep to attend Mount Saint Mary's College.

Nallin Memorial Scholarship (Open): $4,000

This four-year scholarship ($1,000 each year) is open to any 4th or 8th grade student belonging to a Frederick County parish to attend any Catholic school in Frederick County. Recipients should maintain at least a B average during each of the four years to retain their scholarship.

Ralph and Medora Wachter Scholarship: $500

This is a one-year scholarship is available on an alternating basis between a 7th grade student at St. John Regional Catholic School (for the 8th grade year) and an 8th grade student to attend St John's Catholic Prep. The criterion is based on: 1/3 academics; 1/3 financial need; and 1/3 character. The recipient must have at least a B average.

Knights of Columbus/Father McGivney Scholarship: $500 SJRCS/$1,000 SJCP

This is a one-year scholarship program open to current 6th and 7th grade students at St. John Regional Catholic School, as well as 10th and 11th grade students at Saint John's Catholic Prep. The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be Catholic
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated Financial Need (Not a Disqualifying Factor)
  • General Adherence to the Principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism (Guiding Principles of the Knights of Columbus) in so Far as a Young Person Is Able

Knights of Columbus/Col. Thomas F. George Memorial Scholarship: $500

This is a one-year scholarship open to a current 9th grade student at Saint John's Catholic Prep. The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be Catholic
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated Financial Need (Not a Disqualifying Factor)
  • General Adherence to the Principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism (Guiding Principles of the Knights of Columbus) in so Far as a Young Person Is Able


Seton Dubois Scholarship (Open): $1,000

This is a one-year scholarship open to current students for all grades in any Frederick County Catholic School.

Pline Memorial Scholarship (Open): $1,000

This is a one-year scholarship open to a Catholic student of any grade at any Frederick County Catholic School.

Linwood and Helen Offutt Memorial Scholarship (Open): $1,500

This is a one-year scholarship open to a Catholic student of any grade at any Frederick County Catholic School.

Col. Mark Hoke Memorial Scholarship: $1,000

This is a one-year scholarship open to current students in grades three through seven to attend St. John Regional Catholic School. A preference is given to children of past or current military personnel.

Lois Edwards Memorial Scholarship (Open): $1,000

This is a one-year scholarship open to a student of any grade at any Frederick County Catholic School.

William and Joseph Milani Memorial Scholarship (Open): Amount Varies

This is a one-year scholarship open to any student in grades five through eleven attending any Frederick County Catholic School.